JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – People will be spinning to raise awareness for Ovarian cancer on Thursday, September 29, 2016.
It is the Third Annual Ovarian Cycle Jackson.
Riders will gather at the Club at Township to raise money for treatment research through the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance.
The ovarian cycle has raised more than $300,000 over the past two years.
Every donation helps researchers find prevention, treatments, and hopefully a cure.
The National Cancer Institute says women with ovarian cancer have a 46 percent survival rate for the five years after diagnosis.
“Surviving Ovarian cancer is a possibility and it looks great; you know there are lots of positive wonderful things that are happening right now in the U.S. trying to find cures for a variety of cancers but I want them to see there is a lot of fellowship and love and support and this community from the state,” said Lori Newcomb, the Co-Founder of Newk’s Cares.
Newk’s Cares and Saint Dominic’s Hospital are putting on the event together.
It will kick off at 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning.
You can still register for the event at newkscares. com.